Checking and repairing filesystems
When you boot the system after an abnormal shutdown, the
utility runs automatically on the root filesystem.
You can also set up your other filesystems to be checked automatically
before they are mounted -- See
``Modifying filesystem mount configuration''.
You cannot check the root filesystem
with the Filesystem Manager.
To check the root filesystem,
you put the system in single-user mode and run
To check filesystems manually,
The Filesystem Manager checks the filesystem
and displays the output in a Status window;
``Filesystem check phases (HTFS, EAFS, AFS, S51K)''.
When the filesystem has been checked, click on Close.
Select the filesystem to check from the list.
Select Check and Repair from the Mount menu,
then select Selected Filesystem.
If the filesystem is not in the list, select Other Local Filesystem.
You can only check local filesystems.
Check NFS filesystems on the system on which they reside.
You can do this remotely using the Open Host selection of
the Host menu. This requires user equivalence on the machine
you plan to administer, as described in
``Adding user equivalence''.
As on the local machine, non-root
accounts require the sysadmin authorization to run the
Filesystem Manager. See
``Assigning subsystem authorizations''
for more information.
Specify the type of checking and what to do if the filesystem is
corrupted, then click on OK.
``Check and repair options''.
In cases where a file appears to be lost,
check for the file in the lost+found
directory at the top of the filesystem.
Files that have become disconnected from the structure are stored there.
If the file is not in lost+found,
restore the file from your backups.
``Restoring files from a scheduled filesystem backup''.
DTFS filesystems do not require lost+found
Check and repair options
Creating filesystems on floppy disks
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003